Located in the north of North Island, Russell was originally known as Kororareka and was the first permanent settlement in the country by European settlers in the early 19th century. The city is located in the scenic Bay of Islands, an area known for its big-game fishing and fascinating Maori sites. Urupukapuka Island is a beautiful spot to visit, with its beautiful beaches and campsites. Meanwhile, visitors can enjoy a boat cruise to Hole in the Rock and Piercy Island to view the dolphins. Those with a love for red wine should visit Omata Estate, one of the finest wineries in Northland, New Zealand, where tastings and sea views are available. Stay in this beautiful area in comfort and style at one of the best Bookabach holiday homes in Russell, New Zealand. Scroll below to find out more.
This beautiful waterfront holiday home offers three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The home is surrounded by beautiful bush and water and overlooks the islands. The historic Russell township is a three-minute stroll from the house, with its shops, cafes, and restaurants, as well as Russell Wharf where guests can enjoy boat trips. The property features a comfortable living room with a TV offering satellite or cable channels, as well as air conditioning and heating. Internet connection is provided for guests’ use. A well-equipped kitchen offers everything necessary for daily cooking, as well as a washer and dryer. Sleeping arrangements include two queen-size beds, two single beds, and a baby’s cot. Two bathrooms feature a shower and a toilet.
Boathouse Russell Central Waterfront Beach Views
Top guest reviewsHaving the house fenced was great for our 3 wee boys as by adding a lock on the front gateIt has everything you need and moreThe beds are very comfortable and our 4 year old slept through every night - major bonusWe had a wonderful stay - very clean comfortable and an easy walk to the town and the ferryThe house is an an awesome location right on the beachfront and was well equipped with everything we needed for our stayThe house had everything we needed
Host:David was a great host and very easy to work with Property exactly as describedIts very well equipped and especially good for family's with young childrenVery comfortable property excellent communication with the ownerIt was so lovely to arrive to a warm house with lights and heat pump on - very welcomingwe knew they couldn't get outRead more reviewswe loved the house and locationAbsolutely awesome place to stay perfect location within walking distance to all amenitiesit's right on the waterfrontReally enjoyable stay on the Russell waterfrontA lovely place to stay close to the local pubs and restaurants with a stunning view
This attractive bach offers beautiful panoramic views over Paihia, Russell and Waitangi and is ideal for a family or group of friends. The property is within easy walking distance of the local shops, cafes, and restaurants, as well as the gorgeous beaches. The living area features a TV, stereo, and DVD player and the kitchen comes well-equipped for the family’s daily cooking. The home has three bedrooms and one bathroom and sleeps six guests.
Te Maiki Villa 8 - Russell
Top guest reviewsBeds were comfy kitchen well equipped and a good sized living spacethe photos online did not do itThe staples were there and the beds super comfya short walk down the hill and a short puff up : )The weather was good and the view was magnificentLovely property to stay at Clean and tidy when we arrived with comfy beds and nice linen
Host:Great house with absolutely stunning viewsWe hope to make a yearly eventTrish was very pleasant to deal with and helpful when we arrivedInside the property was superbThe stay at the Bach was absolutely incredible and has made our visit to Russell even more magicalRead more reviewsWe enjoyed the property and we're over awed at the locationThe views are stunning and the property is in an ideal location an easy walk to town (and a slower walk back )It is a very handy place in Russel Township ferry terminal and Flagfall Hill are all within walking distanceThe views were incredible with a lovely deck to enjoy them and just a short walk down to the main centre of RussellMy mum has since returned to England but is STILL messaging me about her stay here in Russell
This beautiful beachfront holiday home or bach offers sweeping views over the bay and the sandy beach. Guests can enjoy viewing beautiful sunsets from the shaded verandah, as well as watching the boats pass by. The lovely swimming beach is a short walk away and the village of Russell is a two-minute walk away. The living area features a TV and heating is available for the cooler months. Internet connection is provided. The place is kid-friendly and also welcomes pets. For entertainment, there is a table tennis table, a pool table, and a variety of sports equipment, including a dinghy, two kayaks, and plenty of toys and games. The home features three bedrooms and one bathroom. It comfortably sleeps eight guests.
Bay Retreat - Absolute Beachfront Holiday Home
Top guest reviewsA clean comfortable and cosy house with a stunning sea view and easy access to the beachThe town of Russell is very charming and friendlythe pool table and the table tennis and all the board games provided Access to the beach is simpleLoved the privacy and being right on the beachVery private and right on the beach A lovely home making a relaxing stayA great house with fantastic viewsand if anything the property seems closer to the beach than the photos suggest The house was extremely clean and well presented and yet still had a homely feel to it
Host:Very family friendly and cozy homeGreat location served what we wanted to do very wellHave stayed three times now and LOVE it - fantastic location and a really comfortable homely bach Will definitely be backSome sort of outside space to sit and catch the morning rays would have made it absolutely perfectPerfect location with an amazing viewRead more reviewsOur puppy absolutely loved it too Just an absolutely beautiful house in a surreal picturesque part of NZAs tourists from overseas we enjoyed our time spent in Russell which really is just 5 minutes awayReally great communication from Barry and a lovely welcome throughout the whole processand we enjoyed the restaurants and fishing and site seeing charters butthe bay is peaceful yet within easy reach of Russell town
This comfortable waterfront home sleeps two guests in comfort with one bedroom and one bathroom. The property is an eight-minute stroll from the center of Russell with its cafes, restaurants, and shops. The living area and kitchen are open-plan and feature all necessary appliances including a TV and also features internet connection. Beautiful views across the bay can be enjoyed through the picture window. French doors open onto a furnished patio with a barbecue for outdoor cooking. The bedroom offers a queen-size bed with an inner-sprung mattress.
Waterfront - 8 minute walk to Village- Linen optional -see below description.
Top guest reviewswashing machine comfortable bedNeed to be careful in the loft bedroom as the ceiling is low inthe window view was a definite highlight of the housethe boats turning to face the tidefelt like our own little hideaway but
Host:Only frustration was that the Wifi was sporadic and slowLots of birds during low tideClean light well provisioned for cooking heatingplace was just like the photos and tidy Don checked in to make sure all was ok Would definitely recommend this placeA few reviews mentioned the mattress was very hardRead more reviewsThe location is perfect for exploring the Bay of Islands from - just a short walk away from the centre of RussellVery go location and amazing viewsonly a ten minute walk back into Russell for shops and foodWatching the tide come in and go out is mesmerisingWe walked to Russell for our lunches and dinners and absolutely loved waking up to the sound of the water gently rolling in
Terracotta Gardens is a lovely holiday home surrounded by gardens and located in the center of Russell. It is just a short stroll to Matauwhi Bay and the yacht club. Both levels are accessed with an elevator and have their own outdoor deck and spacious living area. The top floor of the property has a fully equipped kitchen and dining area, while the lower level offers a separate basic kitchenette. Broadband internet connection is provided for guests’ use. Three double bedrooms are located on the top floor while one bedroom with a private en suite bathroom and spa deck is on the ground floor.
Heart of Russell, key to the Bay of Islands.
Top guest reviewsTerrace with a view to Russell and the harbourthe smell of mold hits you when you enter The top half of house was neat and tidy Lovely deckThe lift to the ground floor self contained roomThe only thing needed was a lightbulb in the end double roomOthers have commented on the musty smell downstairs which we did notice the first time we went down but as Alan suggested we opened the doors and it was gone within a few minutes
Host:Lovely property with some great featuresand I met Alan briefly when we checked inWe could hear all the bird life very idyllicSo comfortable spacious brightand he seems like a really genuine down to earthRead more reviewsThe location is quite and private whilst being a short walk to Russell centrePerfect location for Long Beach and Russell waterfront Lots of space for big familiesAbsolutely amazing location easy to walk into townGrt location and house well equippedProperty was ideal for family get together lots of space and well kitted out easy walk to centre town
This beautiful three-bedroom holiday home or bach is located close to Long Beach and historic Russell. Godwin Cottage is cozy and old-fashioned and offers brand-new wool carpet and comfortable beds in all three bedrooms. Guests are warned that the property is basic, with no TV, dishwasher, or washing machine. The kitchen provides sufficient appliances and utensils for daily cooking. The master bedroom features a king-size bed while the second bedroom has a queen-size bedroom and the third offers a child’s bed. The property has one bathroom.
Kiwi Seaside 1950s Bach, Godwin Cottage.
Top guest reviewsNo distractions other than that outside the window and front gateThe outside shower is a delightThe bach is old & authentic but was well equippedA heater available in each of the bedrooms as well as in the lounge & dining areasis just through the gate and the crashing waves at night when you're in bedwas very easy to deal with and communicated instructions
Host:but we had been advised about that and that added to the attractionall activities cease & a good book is in orderVery family friendly copes well with sandy feet boogie boardsa beautiful quiet spot with a lovely beach& we had move heaters around to warm all the roomsRead more reviewsMy two boys were on the beach and in the water within 30 minutesWe stayed in numerous place around the Nth and Sth Island this year and this location tops the all Pricelessis a ten minute walk over the hillUnmatched views and stunning locationstays if there were curtains as well as the nets in the dining area
This lovely holiday home offers floor-to-ceiling windows in the living room with beautiful views over the sea and Flagstaff Hill. It also features a TV with satellite or cable channels as well as heating. Internet connection is available for guests to keep up with their emails. The property is convenient for all the attractions of Russell, including the museum, Pompellier House, and Flagstaff Hill. The nearby beach is ideal for the children to swim and have fun on the sand, while many restaurants and cafes are located close by. The property offers a barbecue for outdoor cooking. Sleeping arrangements include two queen-size beds, two sets of single beds, and one bathroom.
Stunning Russell - Ocean front beach house -
Top guest reviewsThe peaceful quiet and solitude adds to the beautiful vistaGreat spot directly opposite long beach Accommodation:It is extremely well appointedPerfect place if you want to escape to a quiet part of the world overlooking the beachThe outdoor shower is a great feature especially getting sand offGreat location - clean with good facilitiesGreat place lovely hot water in showersWe were cosy and comfortable in the beach house which had everything we required for a most enjoyable stay
Host:Well kept and stock family BachGreat spot and a tidy well maintained propertyboth of whom are around 90 yrsWell equipped Bach fairly tidy and as per the description-- we loved hearing the waves breaking on the beach and kids had a great time on the beach and around rock poolsRead more reviewsa really bad week weather wiseAmazing location - very quiet and relaxingIn my opinion this the coolest beach in NZ So beautiful and unspoilt and Russell village is lovelyEvery time I looked for something it was thereThe view was wonderful and the sound of the waves lovely at night
This five-bedroom bach or holiday home is located steps from Tapeka Beach with its swimming, fishing, and kayaking activities. Historic Russell with its shops, cafes, and restaurants is close by. A station where you can board a ferry to Paiha is also close by. Guests can enjoy relaxing on the spacious decks with beautiful sea views. The living area features a TV and DVD player while air conditioning, heating and internet connectionare available throughout the home. The kitchen comes fully equipped for daily cooking. The 5 bedrooms sleep up to 15 guests and there are 2 bathrooms available in the house.
Tapeka / Russell Holiday Home
Top guest reviewsthe builders were banging next doorThe living area is very large and the enclosed wraparound deck was a big bonus for the childrenThis could not be avoided obviouslyIt has everything you needVery comfortable everything we wanted including the baby furnitureIt was very clean and tidyAwesome balcony that can be closed in and there's a heater Rooms were large Bathrooms cleanLocation was lovely and quiet
Host:Despite being the middle of winter the house was nice and warmWe also enjoyed Russell and Long Beach ExcellentThe house was beautiful and sunny with awesome viewsall of our children Keep the kids down one end nice and quietIt was a beautiful home big and comfortable for a large familyRead more reviewsThe house was amazing Perfect locationGreat location for a relaxing holiday 2 different beaches within easy walkThe property is in a great location easy walk to the beaches HEAPS of space which was good forHaving two very different beaches a short walk away was just fantasticwe're very nice to deal with
This comfortable bach or holiday home is located above Russell township and is under a two-minute walk from the center. The property offers beautiful views over Paihia, Russell Wharf, and Waitangi. The living area features a TV with satellite or cable channels and a stereo music system. The kitchen is fully equipped with all necessary appliances and utensils for a comfortable stay. Three bedrooms sleep seven guests and there is one bathroom. Guests can enjoy a barbecue outside the home and there is plenty of off-street parking.
View Over Russell TownRussell, Northland, NZ
Top guest reviewsThe house is spacious and it was great to be able to spread outThis is an older property which is part of the quirk Excellent having access to outdoor space/washing line especially after the ocean swimLovely house with stunning views
Host:Cleaning was mixed on arrival one loo not flushed and bin dirtyIt would have been great to have booksGreat location and well stocked homebut otherwise exceeded our expectations and met our needs for five adultsThe view over village and harbour was spectacularRead more reviewsAwesome property with great view of Russell Perfect locationIt was a quiet place in walking distance to town which was enjoyedProperty well loved but really looked after and cleanClose to town easy to get to Lovely property with well cared for lawns and a bbq areaPerfect spot to base ourselves to explore Russell Easy walking distance to the village
This beautiful holiday home is right on the waterfront and just a 10-minute stroll from the village of Russell with all its shops and restaurants. Comfortably sleeping two guests, the bach has an open-plan living area and well-equipped kitchen. It also features one bedroom with a queen-size bed. Outdoor relaxation can be enjoyed on the deck. Heating is supplied for the cooler months. There is one modern bathroom in the home.
Blossoms Nautical BachRussell, NZ
Top guest reviewsthe views from the kitchen dining living areas are simply stunningvery clean and well appointedthe place was beautiful spotlesslovely clean tidy cottage in good locationvery clean and tidy and equipped with everything you need for a relaxing holidaythe house is very clean and had everything we needed for our stay
Host:the owner was very helpful and we would love to return one daycould not fault anything and owner delightful to deal withshelley was a wonderful host quick to respond very kind and thoughtfulRead more reviewsgreat location a short 15 minute walk to the russell shops and restaurantsa 10 minute easy walk gets you right into russelleverything you need for a relaxing break easy 10 minute walk into russell centre ferry shops and restaurantsthe location is amazing it is private and quiet the water comes right up to the decka pretty easy-to-live-in cottage right by the water in a beautiful location
Explore historic Russell and the surrounding areas on North Island, New Zealand
Have fun exploring the beautiful historic village of Russell, with its shops, cafes, restaurants, and many other attractions, or head to the beach for sand and surf. Take a boat cruise around the islands or stay home and relax in comfort at one of these best Bookabach holiday homes in Russell, New Zealand.
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